We were cleaning out Nola's ears last night and noticed a lot of dried blood on the ear wipe. We cleaned it out only to get a bit of fresh blood on the ear wipe. Not sure what would cause an ear to bleed...
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|I was cleaning Aska's ears just few minutes ago and was going to ask the same! |
She always scratching her self (not new).
So, I'll just ask here the same....
is it something to worry about ?
should I take her to the vet ?
|Well hopefully we can get some answers!!!|
The wierd thing is that Nola doesn't scratch her ears so there's no indication of anything going on...
|If they're shaking their head or scratching their ears, it's usually due to irritation- something in the ear, bacteria, |
yeast, a sore, allergies, etc. Some will use their toe nails inside their ears if something's really itchy... they can cut
the inside causing it to bleed.
We were cleaning out Nola's ears last night and noticed a lot of dried blood on the ear wipe
Probably wise to see the vet for a diagnosis. It was actually dried blood and not brown gunky stuff? Yeast in
the ears is usually brown. You might get a little bleeding when you clean them. A lot would be concerning.
Did you flush out the ear to see if it helped? If you're seeing blood, I would NOT use a cleaner with alcohol at
this time though... something more mild would be better because it would sting.
|thank you |
so you're saying that I should take her to the vet ?
How do you clean your dogs ears ?
I use just wet toilet paper...
|For dogs without ear problems, including blood......just normal ears, I use an equal part of vinegar and water, squirt it in their ear, hold the flap shut and massage, listening for the "squishy-squishy" sound. Then I stand back and let them shake it out. Come back and wipe the ear dry. |
Ear mite poop can be dark brown.....and of course the wax is dark too. But blood is more serious. Most likely a scratch but worth watching the dog for a couple of days to see if there's a problem.
Since our guys have the flop...and hairy ears, ear care is critical. It's dark and humid in there, perfect for bacteria. Allergies often show up as "itchy ears."
I've had a couple with real bad ears, including a punctured ear drum. The vet got to clean those.
|If there was blood when cleaning the ear, I would think it was from a superficial cut from them scratching their ears with their nails, etc. However, I would NOT put any cleaner in those ears until I checked with a Vet. Blood indicates an open abrasion and to put vinegar or other type of cleaning fluid in there will cause quite a sting and pain to the ear...|
|Thanks everyone!!! Our wipes are, luckily, alcohol free. |
It doesn't seem to be bothering her but I'll make sure to bring it up during her next visit.
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